There’s nothing that can beat a good romantic TV series, especially when they’re laced with a bit of fantasy, melodrama, or comedy. Romance is a strong suit in the world of Korean and Chinese TV shows. In 2017 so far, we've welcomed amazing romantic melodramas like Goblin: The Lonely and Great God and fun romantic comedies like Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. Not mention the new shows The Package, Revolutionary Love, and Go Back Couple, which premiered last week! Let’s check out 9 great romance stories from this year that will light up your heart!

9. Goblin: The Lonely and Great God

Love disarms even an immortal goblin, who is responsible for protecting souls and watching them pass. Add to the picture a quirky, yet cheerful, young girl, whom the goblin sees as a chance to end his cursed perpetual existence. The interesting cohabitation of two deadly handsome men—goblin the protector of souls and grim reaper the angel of death—is also worth noting.

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Goblin: The Lonely and Great God

Starring Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun

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8. Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

If you believe that true love continues beyond one’s lifetime, then this show is for you. When a high goddess and monarch of the Heavenly Realm meets the crown prince, little does she know that in another lifetime, they were lovers. He, however, remembers their time perfectly and thus begins a love story in another world and another era.

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Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (aka Eternal Love) - 三生三世十里桃花

Starring Yang Mi and Mark Chao

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7. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

What’s more hilarious than a tiny girl breaking everything she lays her hands on? This freakishly sweet romantic comedy will capture your heart as you endearingly watch the main lead. For instance, this clumsy girl is too innocent and careful not to hurt anything, even a fly. Throw in the two male leads, one of which is an old friend of hers, and the other is her eccentric new boss.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Starring Park Bo Young and Kim Ji Soo

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6. My Secret Romance

A one-night stand might not be a big deal to some, but to Cha Jin Wook (Sung Hoon), it scarred him forever. A rich boy meets a beautiful girl at a resort. They spend the night together. He falls for her but she leaves him. He has been never the same. Three years later, they accidentally meet again. When their eyes meet, they pretend to not recognize each other. But some secrets are hard to keep.

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My Secret Romance

Starring Sung Hoon and Song Ji Eun

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5. Love in Trouble (Suspicious Partner)

This romantic comedy proves that murder and amnesia, two things that aren’t uplifting at all, can be a really funny mix. What started as bickering turns into love for a prosecutor and his new intern working on a serial murder case. They must defeat the amnesiac serial killer to continue their troubled love!

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Love In Trouble (Suspicious Partner)

Starring Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun

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4. The Bride of the Water God (Haebak) 

The narcissistic, control-freak water god Habaek sets foot in modern day Seoul, looking for his earthling bride and a magical stone that will grant him the power to reunite his world. The destined bride, a psychiatrist, has no time for superstition and quickly diagnoses Habaek as delusional. Will the two, with the help of their friends, find the magical stone and restore the balance of power in the heavens?

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The Bride of the Water God (Habaek)

Starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung

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3. The King's Woman

Actress Dilraba Dilmurat of Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms skillfully portrays the woman who is torn between her husband and true love. To save her true love, she marries the most ruthless king in history. She realizes the king is actually a kind, misunderstood soul. While she slowly falls for the king, her true love arrives to take revenge on the king and reclaim his love.

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The King's Woman - 秦时丽人明月心

Starring Dilraba Dilmurat and Zhang Bin Bin

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2. Temperature of Love

When "Jane" and "Good Soup" meet online, they hardly know anything about each other. When they meet offline for the first time, Good Soup falls in love with Jane, who doesn't believe in first love. Will the intuitive French food chef, who runs a restaurant called Good Soup, and the pragmatic screenwriter, Jane, find their ideal temperature of love?

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Temperature of Love

Starring Seo Hyun Jin and Yang Se Jong

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1. Hospital Ship

The three doctors on a hospital ship know no borders. They travel to the furthest corners of the world to reach the unreachable. As they do their best to treat their patients, they learn to treat one another and, ultimately, themselves as best as they can.

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Hospital Ship

Starring Ha Ji Won and Kang Min Hyuk

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BONUS: Three new romantic comedies that premiered last weekend: The PackageRevolutionary Love, and Go Back Couple. Read more about all three here!

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Go Back Couple

Starring Jang Na Ra and Son Ho Jun

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Which of these romantic shows have you watched? Are there any others that you'd add to the list? Please tell us below!


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